further increased our emergency communications capacity and improved searcher safety with GPS enabled radios and KAS-10 software that tracks current position in real time. In addition, we now have multiple mast systems, a repeater and base station radios that allow for multiple set-up scenarios and increased range of communications.
Thanks to a New Initiatives Fund grant received by SARSAV (Search and Rescue Saskatchewan Association of Volunteers) from the National Search and Rescue Secretariat for some of this new equipment. Thanks to Prairie Mobile Communications for their expertise and assistance in this area.
A small logistics trailer was purchased for equipment storage/transportation, and serves as a remote communications trailer with mast and repeater.
With these acquisitions, and the purchase of AEDs, rescue litter and mule wheel in progress, we will increase our first aid and rescue capabilities.
Team jackets (which are also due to arrive any day now) will help us look like the professional team we are!